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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sue and Paul are great motel managers, and are still upgrading the place, so they will generate a lot of return business. Our windows overlooked the green tropical gardens and it was nice to wake up to birds singing. It was our first trip to Melbourne and accessing public transport. We loved the tram rides and the patient car drivers... More 

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Thank Ray G
Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quiet executive room with king bed located away from Bell Street. A selection of pillows. Different rooms have firm or soft (pillow-top) mattresses. Reverse cycle air-conditioning in rooms. Lovely hot water with good water pressure. The block out curtains and microwave were a bonus. A lovely continental breakfast was included in the cost (in dining room 0730 - 0930 hrs)... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a corporate room which was great! It had everything I needed and I found the owners of the Motel to be really helpful and friendly. I loved the homely atmosphere of the Motel and will definitely stay there again if attending another conference at Preston.

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Thank melissa h
Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was very brief, but the room was comfortable and clean. Rooms could do with a face lift, they are looking a bit tired, but as mentioned before everything was clean. Our room was along side the driveway and during the night any cars entering had their headlights shining in the sides of the windows, perhaps updated curtains may... More 

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Thank kjhock73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked 2 rooms. We were staying with elderly parents and made numerous requests - i.e close proximity of rooms, ground floor, walk in shower, to make the stay easier on the parents. All our needs were catered for with no fuss or issue. Our rooms were clean and very comfortable, roomy and fresh. The motel is easy to get... More 

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Thank Jodi F
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the stay here. Beds were comfortable and everything was clean. Great location if you want to visit the localities of Fitzroy, Collingwood etc. Transport to the city was great. Great value.

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Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the staff there are very nice and helpful. I stayed in one room for 5 nights, room service attended everyday. bathroom is also clean. there is fridge and microwave in room. Breakfast however is quite simple yet ok for a motel.

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Thank Kristy Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having the need to stay in Melbourne for a night with my husband and teenage daughter at short notice, we were desperate to find something within our budget. Look no further than Bell Motel! $150 got us a huge room with fridge, microwave, cutlery, crockery and a table plus a super comfy queen bed and single bed. The free unlimited... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I actually stayed two separate nights. The first was great, the second was average. The trick here is to get a room away from Bell street...which yes I failed to do on my second visit. There's also stairs for upstairs rooms if you have luggage. Otherwise my review is all completely good. Rooms are clean and well appointed and staff... More 

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Thank Boyd F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very nice and clean place. Definitely value for money. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended. The location is good too. Not too far from city if you are driving. There are many eating options around too

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for Melbourne accommodation in a great location?At the Bell Motel, you are perfectly situated to explore and experience the delights of Melbourne. Conveniently located in Preston and only 20 minutes to Melbourne's CBD and Tullamarine Airport, 10 minutes to the Ring Road and Eastlink and close to a direct train route to the MCG, Etihad Stadium and Melbourne's Tennis Centre, the Bell Motel is ideally situated to meet the needs of both corporate and leisure travellers. The motel is located close to the Mercy, Austin, Heidelberg Repatriation and Warringal hospitals. Direct public transport to hospitals is nearby. We are also situated close to the Darebin International sporting complex. The Bell Motel offers true country charm close to the heart of the city. The motel has 33 rooms, including spa suites, which are well appointed and provide comfortable, secure and affordable accommodation.Free continental breakfast is also included. Our conference room can seat up to 30 people and provides excellent facilities for your next business meeting. Take a dip in our outdoor pool or chill out in our landscaped BBQ area - perfect for the busy executive or weary traveller. Access to the metropolitan and western ring roads is close by and tram, rail and bus networks are only a short walk away. We aim to provide a clean, safe and comfortable experience without being in a crowded environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bell Motel

Address: | Cnr Patterson & Bell Streets, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia (Formerly Golden Chain Bell Motor Inn)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Darebin > Preston
Price Range: £66 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bell Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Rooms away from Bell St are quiet. Get a downstairs room if any difficulty with heavy bags. Softer pillow top or firm mattresses available.”
 of 5 bubbles JenniferM471, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms along driveway allow headlights to shine in sides of window/sliding door.”
 of 5 bubbles kjhock73, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our spa room was quite large.”
 of 5 bubbles 528jodif, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“go for ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles ej0hnh, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Family suite (quiet, spacious), standard room (OK), corporate (quiet, king size bed) and recommend paying the extra for corporate room.”
 of 5 bubbles kerryjohnb, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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